On September 27-29 the Troop went to Memorial Park in San Mateo County for a weekend camp out. Thanks to John Storer the boys all got the opportunity to try their hand at panning for gold and to learn something about this activity. They all came home with small bits of gold.

The scouts also took a hike with their packs. This was the first of several tune-up hikes to get ready for the 20 Mile Sunol to Del Valle Ohlone Wilderness Hike planned for April 1997. Reports indicate everyone made it fine–a little tired but none the worst for wear.

In September the Troop held elections for Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and Patrol Leaders (PLs). Other positions were appointed by the SPL and PL’s. Congratulations to those selected to lead the troop; we’re sure you will be good leaders and role models this coming year.